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My roxy does something that freaks me out! Makes me nervous. She stretches her neck and opens her mouth real wide and sticks out her tongue out and it almost looks like she's gagging or something ? Is this normal ?? It scares me. I put her down or move her and it stops. Anyone else experience this?? Thank u!
 

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It sounds to me like she is adjusting her crop. Sultan will do just about the same thing only doesnt stick her tongue out..just stretches the neck and "yawns" Birds will adjust their crop after eating and do this often. Sounds pretty normal to me.
 

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Yes!! That's it! Thank u! As u can see she is my 1st and she's only been with me a few months . This makes me feel better! Thanks again
 

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Sarah, yea the first time Sultan did it I was confused as to what she was doing. Like Chrissan, I thought she might have been chocking but I soon figured it out. She is my first tiel in about 6 yrs and I had forgotten what that was about!!!!
 

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It sounds to me like she is adjusting her crop. Sultan will do just about the same thing only doesnt stick her tongue out..just stretches the neck and "yawns" Birds will adjust their crop after eating and do this often. Sounds pretty normal to me.
Roo sticks her tongue out AND squeaks when she does it. Sunny just yawns. So there are definitely different styles of crop-adjusting, although it seems to be something that all 'tiels do. :)
 

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All my tiels do that too love. Only time I worry is if any of them start bobbing their head and shaking back n forth quickly.
 

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Our male does this frequently and routinely, but today he did it several times, aggressively, in a standoff with our male parakeet.
 
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